All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Dr Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday urged Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf to defect from the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) to APC. Ganduje offered the invitation to the governor during the meeting of party stakeholders in Kano, the state capital.

He said: “I am appealing to Governor Yusuf, along with his members from the NNPP, to defect to the ruling APC at the national level to ensure massive political growth of the state.

“We are also working very hard to ensure more members of the National Assembly from Kano State and others from other political parties join hands with the progressives as doors of the party remain open to all.

”It was the first stakeholders’ meeting of the Kano APC, following the Supreme Court judgement which favoured Governor Yusuf.

Urging the governor to defect, Ganduje said: “We will provide an enabling environment for all defectors for the overall political growth of our party and state.”

The former governor said the Federal Government will continue to initiate policies and programmes that will enhance the well-being of the people.

He disclosed that some oppositions governors and National Assembly members will soon join the ruling party.

Ganduje said Kano State APC had accepted the Supreme Court judgment in good faith, hailing President Bola Tinubu for his love for the chapter.

Reviewing the apex court verdict, he said the party would create a strong avenue that would unite members and give room for more people willing to join the party.

Ganduje said stakeholders havr also expressed appreciation to the President Tinubu for his support.

He said the stakeholders have resolved that as a progressive and largest political party in Africa, the door of APC in Kano are open to new members. He stressed: ”The door of the APC is open to new members across the country and in the Diaspora.

“So, to enhance unity, progress and development of Kano state, the stakeholders’ meeting expressed commitment to continue to pursue the path of dialogue with individuals, associations or political parties ready to join the APC.

”Ganduje thanked members of the party for their maturity, support and patience during the legal battle and called on them to remain calm and law abiding.

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